Research

My research focusses on consumption/savings behavior particularly how behavioral tendencies at microeconomic household level impact broader, macroeconomic trends. Currently, my research is bifurcated, focussing on how individual savings rates can be improved by financial services innovations, and how today’s consumption/savings behavior may have future generational welfare implications as society skews older. A list of my current projects and links to available working papers and slides is below.

Working Papers

w/ Alan Montgomery (CMU-Tepper) and Christopher Olivola (CMU-Tepper). “Durables, Non-Durables, and a Structural Test of Fungibility” Working Paper, 2017.

w/ Finn Kydland (UCSB/CMU-Tepper). “The Costs and Benefits of Caring: Aggregate Burdens of an Aging Population.” Working Paper, 2018.

w/ Bill Bednar (CMU-Tepper). “Structural Transformation and the Shifting Age Distribution.” Working Paper, 2018.

w/ Alan Montgomery (CMU-Tepper) and Christopher Olivola (CMU-Tepper). “A Dynamic Structural Model of Mental Accounting.” Working Paper, 2017.